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Central New York. We invite alumni and friends to cheer Pennsylvania at the Penn-Cornell game, Sat., Nov. 19. Pre-game brunch 10:30 am; game at noon, Schoellkopf Field, Cornell. A continental breakfast will be served at the Statler Hotel, adjacent to the stadium. Visit for more information and tickets.

Washington. Bill Shore, the founder and CEO of Share Our Strength, a nonprofit working to end childhood hunger in America, will speak to alumni on Nov. 16 at the Advisory Board Company (2445 M Street NW). For more information, please visit

Metro New Jersey. Join us for an evening on Broadway on Nov. 18 with dinner at the Penn Club, followed by the award-winning show Dear Evan Hansen. Dec. 10 is our Penn Cares Community Service Day, volunteering at the Community Foodbank. Also in December, our holiday party. Visit for more information, and to register for events contact Club President Debbie Zajkowski W’86 at

Miami. Save the date, Dec. 2, for “Experience Penn at Art Basel,” featuring Professor Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw. For more information, email

PennNYC. Join us as we partner with Dorot, a social-services organization, to deliver Thanksgiving meals to homebound seniors across the city on Nov. 20. You will go in pairs or small groups, taking meals (cooked by Dorot) to the seniors, spending time to chat. For details, contact Thomas Hou C’09 at Join our family-activities committee for the Second Annual Holiday Brunch at Niles Restaurant, 371 7th Ave., Dec. 11, noon—3pm. All are welcome to this festive event full of holiday cheer, good food, and great conversation with other Penn alumni. Cost: $22. Any questions, email Terry Moreland G’87 at Volunteer with alumni in a small farming village of Vuelta Grande in Guatemala between Dec. 26 and Jan. 3. for additional details. Any questions, email

Portland. Our Holiday Happy Hour will be held in early December. Further details of this and other events can be found on our website, Michael McGarry C’86 continues to organize the All-Ivy Networking events, which are typically on the fourth Thursday of each month.

Sarasota and Manatee Counties. Come cheer for the Red and Blue at the Penn-Cornell game-watch party on Nov. 19. Join us for our annual Holiday Luncheon on Dec. 3 with political commentator USF Professor Susan MacManus for a recap of the 2016 elections. For more information and to register, email

Toronto. Join us on the evening of Dec. 6 for our annual Penn holiday party. For more details, visit

Westchester and Rockland Counties. Join us for our annual Broadway Dinner-Theater Night, Tues., Nov. 15, at 6pm at The Penn Club on 44th Street, Manhattan. The show, Dear Evan Hansen, stars Ben Platt, the son of two alumni! The evening includes a three-course, pre-theater dinner, and a post-show backstage meet and greet. For more information visit our website,, follow us on Facebook @pennclubwestrock, join our LinkedIn community, or email us at

 Call for Nominations


Alumni are invited and encouraged to suggest Alumni Trustee candidates, who must be degree-holding alumni, for the three At-Large Alumni Trustee positions.

The successful Alumni Trustee candidates will begin their five-year terms on January 1, 2018. The Penn Alumni Nominations Committee, chaired by Penn Alumni President Julie Beren Platt C’79, and made up of current and former Alumni Trustees, will evaluate and recommend candidates for trusteeship based on evidence of leadership; involvement in alumni activities; record of achievement professionally, civically/socially, and for Penn; representation of the alumni body in terms of geography, gender, school/college, and personal background; record of financial support to Penn relative to capacity; and evidence of “trustee caliber.” Please provide supporting documentation for why a candidate should be considered for alumni trusteeship at this time.

The deadline for Alumni Trustee nominations is Friday, January 6, 2017.


Each year, Penn Alumni presents the Alumni Award of Merit to alumni volunteers who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and service to the University. Community service, professional achievements, and other such accomplishments are considered but are only secondary to University service. The awards will be presented during Homecoming Weekend 2017 at the Alumni Award of Merit Gala, a celebration for all alumni volunteers. Attendance at the ceremony, to be held November 3, 2017, is a prerequisite for receiving the Award.


The Young Alumni Award recognizes outstanding leadership and service to the University prior to one’s 16th reunion year. Community service, professional achievements, and other such accomplishments are considered but are secondary to five to 15 years of varied University service. The Young Alumni Award will also be presented during Homecoming Weekend 2017. Attendance at the ceremony, to be held November 3, 2017, is a prerequisite for receiving the Award.

The Penn Alumni Awards and Resolutions Committee, chaired by Susan Frier Danilow CW’74 G’74, and made up of previous alumni-award recipients, will give consideration to suggested candidates for the Alumni Award of Merit and the Young Alumni Award. In addition to the online nomination form, documentation supporting why a candidate should be considered for the Alumni Award of Merit or the Young Alumni Award should be submitted at this time. Please note: the strongest recommendations are those that are accompanied by three or more letters of recommendation from classmates, colleagues, University staff, and others who know the candidate well in his/her service to Penn.

The deadline for Alumni Award of Merit and Young Alumni Award nominations is Friday, February 3, 2017.

Names of candidates for the Alumni Trustee positions and the 2017 Alumni Award of Merit/Young Alumni Award should be sent by January 6, 2017 and February 3, 2017, respectively, to: Trina Middleton, Director, Penn Alumni Board Services, E. Craig Sweeten Alumni House, 3533 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6226. You may also submit your nominations online at

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